I love to see movies. At various times, I have set up and run Cinema Clubs at my universities. Surely you have your own list of the best films you have seen and continue to see. Please feel free to send me your recommendations of films that I should see in the future or add to my list.

 

THE BEST MOVIES of all TIME

 

The Top Ten (in no particular order)

 

Ikiru

The Seventh Seal

Ugetsu

City Lights

Battleship Potemkin

La Strada

The Last laugh

Wild Strawberries

Casablanca

Jules et Jim

 

The Second Ten (in no particular order)

 

Seven Samurai

Metropolis

Brief Encounter

Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Treasure of Sierra Madre

Mr. Hulot’s Holiday

Cries and Whispers

Tender Mercies

La Guerre Est Finie

Apocalypse Now

 

The Next Many

 

Babette’s Feast

Carmen (By C. Saura)

The Petrified Forest

Nights of Cabiria

Wages of Fear

Maltese Falcon

Yojimbo

Star Wars

African Queen

Harvey

Tunes of Glory

Closely Watched Trains

Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Easy Rider

Deerhunter

Modern Times

Pawnbroker

Godfather

The Graduate

Fitzcarraldo

Night and Fog

Butch Cassidy

Sundays & Cybele

King Kong (original)

Elvira Madigan
Ed Wood

Romance and Cigarettes

Persona

Fanny and Alexander

2001
Day the Earth Stood Still

Fantasia

The Wrong Box

Citizen Kane

E.T.

It’s a Wonderful Life

The Wizard of Oz

Dark Victory

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Mon Oncle

Zorba, the Greek

Manon of the Springs & Jean de Florette

The African Queen

Stevie

Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Loves of a Blond

Mean streets

The Last Temptation of Christ

Wings of Desire

Blood Wedding

El Amor Brujo

Tom Jones

Throne of Blood

The Idiot (by I. Kurosawa)

A Long Day’s Journey into Night

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Salt of the Earth

Cria Cuervos

Blood of a Poet

Smiles on a Summer Night

Diabolique

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Exterminating Angel

Los Olvidados

The Magic Flute

Marat/Sade

The Gold Rush

Love and Anarchy

Frankenstein

Dracula

Nosferatu (by Murnau)

Nosferatu (by Herzog)

Freaks

Taxi Driver

Gone with the Wind

Un Chein Andalou

Garden of the Finzi-Continis

Padre, Padrone

State of Seige

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Putney Swope

Swept Away

Z

Images (by Altman)

Night at the Opera

Night of the Living Dead

La Cage aux Folles

Boys in the Band

Cat Ballou

Kagemusha

Ran

Mandragola

Midnight Cowboy

Coming Apart

Dr. Strangelove

Berlin Alexanderplatz

Fahrenheit 451

Hamlet

Kaos

Napoleon (Gance)

Prospero’s Books

The Cook, the Thief, Her Wife and Her Lover

Belly of an Architect

Silence of the Lambs

Akira Kurosawa’ Dreams

The Horse’s Mouth

Bleu Velvet

Brazil

Juliet of the Spirits

Touch of Class

L’Aventura

Turtle Diary

A Taxing Woman

Tampopo

Chocolat

Cousin Cousine

Dark Eyes

Decline of the American Empire

Dances with Wolves

Doña Flor

Frida

The Glass Menagerie

The Dead

Henry and June

Horse Feathers

Night of the Shooting Star

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (original)

Kind Hearts & Coronets

Doctor Zhivago

Story of Adele H.

Rosemary’s baby

Sex. Lies & Videotape

Day for Night

Shop on main Street

The Sting

The Third Man

Topper

Eating Raoul

Sweet Dreams

Terms of Endearment

Educating Rita

Victor/Victoria

Pixote

A love in Germany

Woman in the Dunes

Manhattan

Blow-up

Bonnie & Clyde

Five Easy Pieces

Catch-22

Chariots of Fire

Clockwork Orange

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Chinatown

Annie Hall

Grand Hotel

Of Human Bondage

Being There

La Dole Vita

Duck Soup

Seven Beauties

Heart of Darkness

Hiroshima, Mon Amour

Interiors

King of Hearts

Man Facing Southwest

Longtime Companion

Mona Lisa

Montenegro

Nashville

Wait Until dark

Julia

Cool Hand Luke

Death in Venice

The Official Story

Whales of August

Raging Bull

Wild at Heart

Scenes from a Marriage

The Servant

That Obscure Object of Desire

The Bridge

The Marriage of Mari Braun

Blue Angel

Now, Voyager

Phantom of the Liberté

La Grande Bouffe

Don’t Look Now

Rashomon

Battle of Algiers

Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?

M

Belle de Jour

The Rose

Miss Marple (any of the four original films starring Margaret Rutherford)

Psycho

Arsenic and Old Lace

The Conversation

Mishima

Hustler

Gaslight

Bank Dick

On Golden Pond

Shot in the dark

Animal Crackers

Blazing Saddles

Young Frankenstein

The Meaning of Life

Love at First Bite

French Lieutenant’s Woman

Harold Na d Maude

Hud

Hound of the Baskervilles (with Basil Rathbone)

My Little Chickadee

Volver

Unbearable Lightness of Being

Lacombe, Lucien

M*A*S*H

Ordinary People

Where’s Poppa

Matador

Providence

The Mommy (original)

Some Like It Hot

The Producers (Mel Brooks original)

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

 

 

 

 

TELEVISION ADDICTIONS

 

As Time Goes By

Monty Python

Blackadder

Red Dwarf

‘Allo ‘Allo

Are you Being Served?

Goode Neighbors

Reginald Perrin